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RADM Holthouse Award Winner Presentation

Date:
Tuesday 7 November
Time:
1615 – 1700
Registration:
This event is open to all Indo Pacific 2023 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. Register here.
Location:
The Aurecon Theatrette, Exhibition Hall 1, ICC Sydney

The Royal Australian Navy and Indo Pacific organiser, AMDA Foundation, will come together once again to present The Rear Admiral David Holthouse, AO, RAN, Memorial Award for Engineering.

The memorial scholarship is a joint venture between Navy and AMDA in recognition of the late Rear Admiral and will go to a deserving member of the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) engineering team.

Presented by Navy as part of the Indo-Pacific Sea Power Conference, and with scholarship funding provided by AMDA, the memorial scholarship acknowledges excellence in naval engineering and aims to further the profession via additional study.

The AMDA Board has this year elected to increase the prize money from $10,000 to $15,000 to maximise the professional development opportunities for the scholarship recipient. 

Admiral Holthouse joined the RAN in 1950 and had a highly distinguished career with a primary focus on Naval Engineering, before retiring from full-time service in 1993.

He was also the first Chairman of Maritime Australia Limited (MAL), a previous iteration of AMDA, a position he held for more than a decade until his retirement in 2011. During his tenure, he was instrumental in establishing the Indo Pacific series of expositions.

Chairman of the AMDA Board, Vice Admiral Chris Ritchie, AO, RAN (Rtd), said Admiral Holthouse's legacy is that of an innovative engineer with a passion for higher education in the field.

"He had a passion for his profession and its rightful importance in a modern navy and also for the encouragement of young engineers to be innovative and to seek broader responsibilities and positions of influence," he said.

The Rear Admiral David Holthouse, AO, RAN, Memorial Award for Engineering will be presented at 1600 on Tuesday 7 November 2023, The Aurecon Theatrette on the Indo Pacific 2023 exhibition floor. Registration is open to all. 

Hosted by Royal Australian Navy